19 May 2011 16:11 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--Tobolsk-Neftekhim plans to raise its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and butadiene (BD) production capacities, the Russian company said on Thursday.
Tobolsk-Neftekhim plans to increase its MTBE capacity from 113,000 tonnes/year to 150,000 tonnes/year, the company said.
Its butadiene capacity will be increased to 205,000 tonnes/year, the company said, without disclosing further details.
Based in Tyumen region in western Siberia, Tobolsk-Neftekhim is controlled by Russian major petrochemical holding Sibur.
In recent years, Tobolsk-Neftekhim has produced around 180,000–200,000 tonnes/year of BD, roughly half of Russia's annual output, and about 70,000–100,000 tonnes/year of MTBE.
Sibur is planning to build a new 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit at Tobolsk-Neftekhim's premises.
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